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URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 4275 <br /> AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF POMONA, CALIFORNIA, ENACTING RULES AND <br /> REGULATIONS TO TEMPORARILY PROHIBIT NO-FAULT <br /> EVICTIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 311, 2019, FOR <br /> RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, <br /> 2005 <br /> WHEREAS, the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of <br /> Pomona are experiencing a humanitarian crisis of homelessness and displacement of renters <br /> at unprecedented levels; <br /> WHEREAS, the California legislature passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, <br /> Assembly Bill 1482 ("AB 1482"), effective January 1, 2020, which prohibits evictions <br /> without "just cause" and prevents owners of certain residential rental property from <br /> increasing rents each year more than 5 percent plus the percentage change in the cost of <br /> living or 10 percent, whichever is lower; <br /> WHEREAS, AB 1482 will provide renter protections to many households in the City <br /> of Pornona, including rent increase caps retroactive to March 15, 2019; <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Pomona requires additional time to properly evaluate <br /> whether stricter rental increase caps should be legislated by the City's local authority; <br /> WHEREAS, in advance of the implementation of AB 1482,no-fault eviction notices <br /> and threats of eviction have surged; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Pomona wishes to protect renters from no-fault evictions <br /> through December 31, 2019, to prevent further homelessness and displacement; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is urgent that the City provide these protections immediately, or <br /> homelessness and displacement will surge as a result of landlords' accelerating rush to evict <br /> tenants before AB 1482 takes effect. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Pomona <br /> as follows: <br /> SECTION 1. The recitals above are true and correct and are hereby incorporated <br /> herein by this reference. <br /> SECTION 2. The City Council of the City of Pomona hereby enacts the following <br /> rules and regulations to temporarily prohibit no-fault evictions ("Prohibition") through <br /> December 31, 2019, for residential real property built prior to January 1, 2005. <br /> Urgency Ordinance No,4275 <br /> Page 1 <br />